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I was just wondering how you preformed after taking breaks from playing. Obviously, if you play everyday then cut back to only a few times a week, you see some change in your game. This is usually positive but people are different and whatnot. Anyways, I have been unable to play for the last two weeks and was just wondering how to use this to my advantage (i.e. fixing specific problems associated with my form).

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:36 AM
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After not playing a round for 2 full weeks due to a new job, I started the biggest tournament I have ever played in. Rusty the first round but improved quickly and ended up placing in Adv. It is nice to have sort of a fresh start and let muscle memory take over. Don't think to much at first about poor shots because they will happen.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:41 AM
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Thanks! I am certainly more excited to get out and have some field practice. I can't wait to just get out and throw and have some fun with it.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:45 AM
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I have only played a hand full of times the past 2 months because of a new job. Overall I've seen a lot of improvement. Everywhere but inside the circle, purely a confidence issue.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:27 AM
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I'm pretty much the opposite of those above me. I like to play everyday. If I miss a few days I see a decline in my game. The same goes with the other sports I play.

If I miss a couple days I really have to make sure I stretch really well. I'm moving tomorrow though and I'll have a 9 hole course 3 blocks away. So hopefully my short game will get better.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:38 AM
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Hmmmm....
So for me after I've played consecutively, more then a week of solid playing then take a two to three day break, that I play better then if I were to keep in playing in that consecutive mode.
However... vise-verse I'd play much worse. Meaning having not played that much then all the sudden playing consecutively would hinder my score. To each their own though.
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I have been playing about 4-6 times a week for the past three months, and have seena big improvement in distance, accuracy, and in stamina to play 3-5 courses per day.
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There is an Ace Race that I am hopefully going to on the 22nd. I really hope to score well and have fun, so I am going to try and play twice a week to shake the rust off and get back into the swing of things. Do you see better results if you amp up the practice and field work about a week before a tournament and take a day off immediately before a tourney?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:33 AM
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When I'm playing bad it seems to help me when I take a few days away from the game. I will still practice my putting but that's because my putting usually takes a step backwards when I take a little break. When I'm playing well you have to drag me off the course.
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Breaks are good, but I find my putting and approach game are a little off if I haven't played in a while. The finesse parts of golf seem to be the slowest to come back.
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